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Artist Bio

“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.

Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics.

Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.


Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!
 

Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics. 
 
Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.
 
Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!

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Tour Dates

May 26 2020
Irving Music Factory
Irving, TX
May 27 2020
Revention Music Center
Houston, TX
May 29 2020
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Austin, TX
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May 30 2020
Saenger Theatre
New Orleans, LA
Jun 01 2020
U.S. Cellular
Asheville, NC
Jun 03 2020
Hard Rock Live
Orlando, FL
Jun 05 2020
Coca-Cola Roxy
Atlanta, GA
Jun 06 2020
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Charlotte, NC
Jun 07 2020
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC
Jun 09 2020
PNC Pavilion
Cincinnati, OH
Jun 10 2020
Express Live!
Columbus, OH
Jun 12 2020
Manchester Farm
Manchester, TN
Jun 12 2020
Great Stage Park
Tennessee City, TN
Jun 15 2020
Virginia Credit Union
Richmond, VA
Jun 16 2020
MECU Pavilion
Baltimore, MD
Jun 17 2020
Beacon Theatre
New York, NY
Jun 19 2020
The Met Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 20 2020
Stone Pony Summer Stage
Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 21 2020
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, VT
Jun 23 2020
Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Boston, MA
Jun 24 2020
Oakdale Theatre
Wallingford, CT
Jun 26 2020
Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sterling Heights, MI
Jun 27 2020
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Cleveland, OH
Jun 28 2020
Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 30 2020
RBC Echo Beach
Toronto, Canada
Jul 02 2020
Beak & Skiff Apple Hill Campus & 1911 Tasting Room
Lafayette, NY
Jul 03 2020
Maine Savings Pavilion
Westbrook, ME
Jul 06 2020
White River State Park
Indianapolis, IN
Jul 07 2020
BMO Harris Pavilion
Milwaukee, WI
Jul 08 2020
The Armory
Minneapolis, MN
Jul 10 2020
The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
Jul 11 2020
Saint Louis Music Park
Maryland Heights, MO
Jul 12 2020
CrossroadsKC
Kansas City, MO
Jul 13 2020
KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT
Jul 14 2020
Mission Ballroom
Denver, CO
Jul 15 2020
The Complex
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 17 2020
Hearst Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA
Jul 18 2020
Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19 2020
Pearl Theater
Las Vegas, NV
Jul 21 2020
Idaho Botanical Garden
Boise, ID
Jul 23 2020
KettleHouse Amphitheater
Bonner, MT
Jul 24 2020
Marymoor Park
Redmond, WA
Jul 25 2020
McMenamins Edgefield
Troutdale, OR
Jul 28 2020
Riverfront Park
Spokane, WA
Jul 29 2020
Les Schwab Amphitheater
Bend, OR
Jul 31 2020
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Paso Robles, CA
Aug 01 2020
Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
San Diego, CA
Aug 02 2020
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

News

02/18/2020

PRIMUS Announces A Tribute to Kings Tour

Performing Rush's Classic A Farewell to Kings In Its Entirety 40+ Dates Across The U.S. This Summer Featuring Special Guests Wolfmother, The Sword, Battles Photo credit: Chapman Baehler Primus will…

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09/29/2017

PRIMUS RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE DESATURATING SEVEN’ TODAY VIA ATO RECORDS

2017 AMBUSHING THE STORM TOUR BEGINS OCTOBER 20, INCL. HALLOWEEN SET AT BROOKLYN STEEL    LISTEN + WATCH "THE SEVEN" LYRIC VIDEO   BEATS 1 INTERVIEW WITH LES CLAYPOOL AND…

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07/31/2017

Primus Announce New Album ‘The Desaturating Seven’ To Be Released Via ATO Records September 29

FIRST ORIGINAL STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “THE SEVEN” NEW FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 20, ON TOUR WITH CLUTCH NOW "One of the most unique…

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